Isolation can creep up on us in later life. As we get older, our social circles tend to shrink and staying active in the community becomes a little more trying. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the importance of staying social in old age and how live-in care can make this happen. 
Staying Sharp 
‘Can we protect our thinking skills as we age?’ asks Age UK’s ‘Staying Sharp’ initiative. The answer to this question is yes, and there are many ways to go about doing it. The best ways, however, all share one thing in common: they all involve talking and interacting with other people. 
Humans need to interact with other humans; this is a basic fact of life. But more than a basic fact, staying social has numerous physical and mental benefits. According to research, 
Staying social keeps us attuned to the needs of others and reminds us we’re all going through life together. When we’re separated from other people for long periods of time, our wellbeing falls into decline. A live-in carer will prevent this from happening. 
Staying Social with Live-In Care 
There are many ways that live-in carers can help the elderly stay social in later life. A live-in carer can provide the elderly with much needed access to the community, for instance, allowing them to visit friends and family. When old age takes away our ability to drive, a live-in carer can step in. 
Live-in care options can help the elderly to stay sharp in later life, participating in social activities and having someone else in the house to talk to. Old age should never mean the end of our social lives. In many ways, it’s the beginning of a new chapter. 
Live-In Care at The Essex Care Group 
If you or a member of your family are seeking a live-in care solution, you can find out more about our services through our website on, contact us via email at, or give us a call on 01206 489 542. 
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